Names The Best Baby Names That Mean Light  

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If you want your newborn to have a name associated with something cheery, why not take a look at some baby names that mean light? A surprising number of baby names - from the common to the unique - have bright and shiny meanings. This light name list will help you find some baby names that glow! 
 

For some venerable classics, there are plenty of options. When it comes to female names that mean light, the always in style Lucy is an excellent choice. This popular girl's name has English roots and means “light.” The dignified Eleanor - reminiscent of Eleanor Roosevelt - also means "bright and shining light" and comes with cute nickname options like Ellie, Nellie, and Nora. Classic male names - like Luke and Aaron - also mean light. 
 

Looking for something more out of the box? There are some great choices there as well! There are lots of underused boy names that signify brightness. Barack, a nod to former President Obama, actually has a variety of meanings. When derived from the Hebrew language, it means "flash of lightning." Are you a fan of literature? The name Sherlock means "light haired." For a girl, why not try Zia? Derived from the Arabic language, this cute name means "light or splendor." There are also some unique unisex sunlight names, like Taydem and Blaine. 
 

Do you have a favorite baby name for the little ray of light in your life? Give the best options a thumbs up and please add any good names we may have missed.

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Lucy Female, English: Meaning light

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Elena Female, Spanish: Bright, shining light 

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Aaron Male, Hebrew/English/German: Messenger; Enlightened; Mountain of Strength; From the Old Testament

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Luke Male, English/Latin: A bright glowing light

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Alina Female, Greek: Light 

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Loni Female, English/Hawaiian: A sky in Hawaiian, a Light in Latin or Solitary in English

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Eleanor Female, English: The bright and shining light

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Leora Female, Hebrew/Greek: Light 

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Lucas Male, English/Latin: One who gives light

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Sherlock Male, Anglo Saxon: Light haired

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Roxanne Female, English: Dawn, related to light/sunrise 

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Oshea Male, Hebrew: Glowing embers, house aglow with lights

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Taydem Unisex, Romanian: One who is light-hearted and cheerful

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Brenna Female, Irish: Hill containing beacon; a flashing light on the hill

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Zia Female, Arabic: Light, splendor 

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Bianca Female, English: Light; White; Shining; A Shakespearean baby name meaning Tragedy of Othello' Mistress of Cassio

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Lenore Female, Greek: The one who shines the light

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Barack Male, Hebrew/Swahili: Flash of Lightning

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Blaine Unisex, Indian: Thin, lean, slight

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Bethany Female, Hebrew: One who lives in the house of light

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Eileen Female, French: Bright and shining light

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Abner Male, Hebrew: Father of light 

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Ornette Female, Hebrew/Israeli: Light, cedar tree

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Blithe Female, English: Happy; merry, glad and lighthearted person

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Aileen Female, Irish: Light

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Leor Male, Hebrew: I am tho one who has the light

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Ciandra Female, Italian: Something that is surrounded by light

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Archi Male, English: The shaven head of the monks; ray of light

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Phinean Male, Irish: Fair; Light-skinned; White

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Deepak Female, Indian: A source of light; a determined individual

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Helen Female, Greek: Shining light. The bright one

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Lambret Male, Germanic: Light of the Lands

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Lana Female, Greek/Gaelic: The one that possesses light

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Treat Male, English: The delight of a person

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Anwar Male, Arabic: Brighter, clearer 

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Noureen Female, Arabic: The bright shining light

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Pradeep Male, Indian: Lamp that shines light